Rev. Darrell R. Hamilton II (he/him)

Executive Minister for Operations and Resource Development

Rev. Darrell R. Hamilton, II is the Executive Minister for Operations and Resource Development. Prior to Middle, he served as the Pastor for Formation and Outreach at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, MA, and the Program Director for Urban Pastoral Ministry Program at City Mission Boston.

Darrell is impassioned by the way politics and faith merge together in the Christian theological traditions of justice and liberation. He believes that through the Christian values and ideals of diversity and inclusiveness, advocacy for the vulnerable and marginalized, the Christian tradition has within itself the means necessary to inspire our nation and world toward greater justice and love for all.

Darrell is an ordained Baptist minister, and his leadership has had him serve on the Board of Directors of The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts and the Alliance of Baptists. He has worked as an adjunct professor for Contextual Education at Boston University School of Theology. He has held leadership within the Massachusetts’ Poor People’s Campaign, and he brings his energy and enthusiasm for the gospel message to spread a deeper and fuller appreciation for the traditions of justice and liberation.

Darrell is a graduate of Wake Forest School of Divinity where he attained his Masters of Divinity Degree May 2017. Darrell is originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, and in 2012 received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Darrell has various writings featured on the Baptist News Global website.

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December 5, 2020

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